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Grateful Dead Live at Bob Marley Performing Arts Center on 1982-11-26

Topics Live concert

Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Loser, Women Are Smarter, Althea, Let It Grow Samson & Delilah, Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Drums-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away-> Black Peter-> Good Lovin'

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Bob Marley Performing Arts Center
Location Montego Bay, Jamaica

Source lineage: MSC(Sony TCD-5M) > WAV > SHNrecording:MSC - master soundboard cassette w/ Dolby B by Frank Streeterdigital transfer:Nakamichi CD 2 cassette deck > HHB 850 Pro stand-alone CD burner (16 bit @ 44.1khz) by Frank Streeter and Henry Fishertracking and
Lineage MSC(Sony TCD-5M) > WAV > SHN


lineage: MSC(Sony TCD-5M) > WAV > SHN
MSC - master soundboard cassette w/ Dolby B by Frank Streeter
digital transfer:
Nakamichi CD 2 cassette deck > HHB 850 Pro stand-alone CD burner (16 bit @ 44.1khz) by Frank Streeter and Henry Fisher
tracking and editing:
AIF (Toast 5.2) > WAV (Peak 3.21) > SHN (shntool 1.2.2)
WAV sector boundaries verified with shntool
by Ted Erhard


Reviewer: Tim(SUNDOG)Corcoran - - February 17, 2013
Subject: Video Footage
There is partial footage of this show within a documentary.

The Dead are on at 3:00
Reviewer: aoxomoxoa808 - - September 5, 2012
Subject: Dig It
Sounds like a fine show to me, more so because of the beautiful setting. You can really hear the boys get loose and groovy, esp. the druming on fire. Wonder they didn't play more reggae tunes, the most was Bobby's 'Book of Rules' the next day. Must have been a joy for Jerry to be there, JGB covered some fricken amazing versions of Jimmy Cliff's 'The Harder they Come'. He poured so much of his heart and soul into this music, maybe thats why he fell so hard after this year too..
Reviewer: thorn726 - - June 22, 2011
Subject: great quality
super recording- The song that started it all for me, a friend played this Fire On the Mountain with the steel drums and that was it, i was a Head. Killer way to get turned on to the boys for sure
Reviewer: a1pun - - January 30, 2010
Subject: First all nighter of my life
11.25.82, Montego Bay, Jamaica World Music Festival. I was 13 and on vacation with my parents. I was hanging around the hotel bar with some older kids and the head cook from the hotel restaurant suggested we all hop in his jeep, ride over to the venue. Can't believe my mom said yes. Something large and pungent got passed around and we took off at 10pm. Festival grounds were all rocks and dust and had to stand mostly. Hundreds of early 80's Deadheads all around. Saw Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Gladys Knight, among others. The Dead finally took the stage around 3am, Garcia opening with Sugaree. A still young looking Weir wearing cut off jean shorts. Second set opened with Scarlet/Fire as the sun rose over the mountains behind us. I was tired as hell but hooked for life.
Reviewer: Peggy_O - - July 5, 2009
Subject: What a rare experience in Montego Bay
By the time the band came on the crowd was exhausted. I would imagine the Dead was too. I know I was. I was 17 at the time and pulled an all nighter. You could easily walk right upfront of the stage, just feet away from the band as they played. How amazing as the band played on while the sun rose behind the stage. MTV had a full section of video cameras and microphones, yet I never found any professional videos or recordings from the show. I was there for a family vacation. Lucky me. The band (and many others) stayed at our hotel. I got to meet Jerry, Bobby, Phil, and many others just wondering through the hotel. It was a total trip!
Reviewer: peteynyc1 - - February 16, 2009
Subject: video?
Does anyone know if there is video footage of this show available? Video exists for many of the other performers for Sunsplash 82. Dying to see the video of this. Great show.
Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - - May 7, 2008
Subject: Another one...
that's not as bad as the rumor mill would have it.
I had the set before the Dead (The Clash) for years before i got this one, though this file is much better than my bucket of mud. Near the end of The Clash' set, Strummer says, "if you don't like us, well we got the Grateful Dead waitin' in the wings. So you better shape up!", in response to the lethargy. Now remember, it was 4am, so there was a different kind of vibe going on. The Clash were, of course, indebted to Jamaica, covered much reggae and had even recorded there. But that's where the show comes in. Just LISTEN to what being in Jamaica does to the Dead's vibe. There's a different undercurrent here that makes it cool. Damn, 5am. Hardcore.
Reviewer: feetheweasel - - January 18, 2008
Subject: Brent was in another world
"Sugaree" smokes, Brent's hammond playin throughout this show is tremendous! Garcia's vocal is quite nice as well. The band is pretty tight across the board, yes even Phil. With the Dead what more can you ask for. I really like this show, one of my all times favs. If you wanna diss some shows, check most of 83' & 84'. Plenty there to bash.
Reviewer: letitshine - - June 3, 2007
Subject: Scarlet/Fire... in Jamaica!!
There is absolutely no denying that the sun rising in Jamaica while the Dead are jamming out to Fire on the Mountain is a very cool concept.

However, this show rocks more than on just a conceptual level. There is some seriously awesome jamming going on here. Great Scarlet/Fire and second set in general, but also a rock-solid first set filled with some amazing songs and jams. This is just a great show in general. Yeah, it's not the longest show from this era, but it also packs a tremendous punch. Definately one of my favorites of all time and on a shortlist of the best pre-coma Brent shows I've heard.
Reviewer: JamminJerome - - May 2, 2007
Subject: ok
Not much to say. Decent Black Peter. Nothing else special, but nothing all that bad.
Reviewer: sizhla - - September 16, 2006
Subject: settle back easy, Jim...
Sounds like they realized after the first song or two that they needed to just kick back and not sound so reggaeish or something. Wish I could have been there. The boys sound quite on throughough this evening.....hmmm dont hear the crowd ragin.....
Reviewer: DOTS - - September 11, 2006
Reviewer: Philzone - - July 17, 2006
Subject: thank u everyone!!!
I am a freshman to the live music archive site.My friend recently told me about it and now I'm hooked. I love the stories and reviews but most of all I love the first handers. I sure do miss Mr.Garcia.Rat dog and phil and friends just aint the same. Does anyone know how I can record or rip a stream for an Mac OSX? I have tried itunes and VLC media player but so far no luck.Email me at and keep on truckin.
Reviewer: rick e. - - September 22, 2005
Subject: I have always liked this show .Loser and Althea in particular
,so it was shocking to me to read in the Grateful Dead tapers Compendium where it has a spot that says ;highlights:not a note ....HMMMMM. Well I still like it and think theres lots of great notes played here !
Reviewer: dq - - September 13, 2005
Subject: montego
I like it!!
Reviewer: Ras V - - August 14, 2005
Subject: Original World Music Festival
This was my favorite place that i ever saw a Dead show in my Dead career From 1979-1993.Montego Bay Jamaica. The show started very late with many performers. Gladys Nite had ended her set early "crying" because of all the Heads camped out sleeping waiting for The Dead. The next Band was the Clash . I remember Joe Strummer yelling to the sleeping crowd of Heads "Get The F*# Up you S$%$ B%#^& were gonna rock this place! I actually have this Recording of the Clash. Anyway the dead came on very late. I remember Just before The "Fire on the mountain" at sunrise Jerry turning to look back at the now rising sun over the hills of Montego Bay , you could see the sun burning over the mountains just as my skin had the previous day on the Jared Park Beach Camp grounds, this was Garcias que to break into the song. The Band goes into "Fire on The Mountain" while the sun is rising. This was my best "Fire" I ever witnessed. "Black Peter" was also a highlight for me as well. This was more of a festival show than a full length dead show. Any video please reply.
Reviewer: bigboypeete - - June 21, 2005
Subject: underrated
this is not a bad show, a smokin fire and samson are highlights with brent rippin it
Reviewer: gonzoc - - October 21, 2004
Subject: Underrated
Gotta agree with the other readers extolling the virtues of this show. Dyke did a supreme disservice by panning it in the Compendium. (thanks for the correction; sorry for the improper dissing, Forshay).

If the glorious opening notes to Fire don't move you, nothing will.
Reviewer: flashy - - October 21, 2004
Subject: "couple more shots of whisky, these island girls start lookin' good"
I've had a cassete copy of this since '84 that was dubbed using dolby B. I'd always wondered if there was a gem hidden under all that mud and indeed there the way, GlamDunk is right, there is a great copy of Bobby's set over at where you can also get a copy of the B-52's set under the misc .shn's section....Aiko-Aiko!
Reviewer: utopian - - September 30, 2004
Subject: What is up Compendium?
The reveiwers in the Compendium said "not one note" of this show was a highlight and I wonder....?

I have this one on dat as well and always liked it.

It has an unique funk, phil is having lots of fun in this one and steps out in the mix.

Reviewer: gonearethedays - - September 23, 2004
Subject: Slow show
I went to Jamaica for the festival. For me the highlight of this show happened before the set started. After The Wailers, Toots & the Maytals, The B52's, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and Jimmy Cliff it took the road crew about an hour and a half (from 3:00 to 4:30 am) to set up the monster.

Phil came out to tune up and the rastas next to me were yelling "Cmon mon, play mon. Who is this band that takes so long to setup and play?" Phils reply was "Whats the matter? You never saw the sunrise before" The guy on the other side of me yells "Yeah Phil, I want to see the sun rise Dark Star into Unbroken Chain" That was fun! Later as the sun rose during Stella Blue someone yelled "Play all day" Lots of shows I have heard people yell play all night but play all day was a first.

No encore and a 6 song first set were limitations to this show. I like it better on tape than I did live but this was one of the weakest 82 shows I saw.

Anyone have any video from this festival. It was filmed.
Reviewer: Seperation of Dead and State - - September 2, 2004
Subject: Tego Bay
For the record Bryan "Dough Boy" Dyke reviewed this show and shredded it.
Reviewer: GlamDunk - - June 22, 2004
Subject: Consider this....
Bobby and the Midnites lead-off the proceedings the next day at noon..

and the show was friggin' smoking..
download it from under the bob weir section..

(rock of the ages notwithstanding...sorry bobby cochrane)
Reviewer: jeffsetz - - June 22, 2004
Subject: highly underrated show
I can't think of a more underrated show from this era than this one. Perhaps it's the high gen cassettes that have circulated since the early 80s. Hopefully this pristine sbd source will change a few minds. I know the boys played at the ungodly hour of 5 am(?) and it's a short, compact show but to these ears, everything is played well and, surprisingly, with energy. Well worth the 2 disc download!
Reviewer: rmarsa - - June 20, 2004
Subject: Scarlet / Fire Dawn
This show as part of a 3 day festival that included an incongruous line-up. The dead seemed out of place. The venue, the (then brand new) Preforming Arts Center, was nothing more than a field full of big rocks. It was a very poorly run festival. Everything started late. The Dead were the last band to play that night. By the time they came on only the hardcore fans were they; maybe 500 people. The Dawn came during the Scarlet/Fire transistion. It was very beautiful. The show was short and sweet. Note Mickey and Bill's drum during Fire; intense. Thanks for the memeories.
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